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HAve a 07 Boulevard c50t that will not start, sometimes

Customer Question

HAve a 07 Boulevard c50t that will not start, sometimes start briefly then dies . Heard an pop and seen a puff if smoke from the front of the engine. HELP!
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: I think it may be from around the spark plug area, It just recently started.
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: It is a*****c50t motorcycle.
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've checked the fuel line for blockage and looked for burn marks .
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It has about 12K miles on it.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 12 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, proposed secondary tries (if have not been done):

  • • check-drain-clean tank and replace with fresh fuel (even if just to eliminate as a suspect);
  • • attempt to re-start and then carefully remove the spark plugs;
  • • check the spark plug wires and caps;
  • • determine if the plug ends did get wet with fuel;
  • • cautiously perform a spark test.